In his exclusive essay for Glamour, titled “President Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”, former president Barack Obama shares his views as a feminist, as well as how it has impacted his life as a son, husband, father, and president. He states how growing up with a single mother, supporting his wife, and raising two daughters has inspired and formed his views as a feminist. Throughout his life, he has seen the progress of women’s role in society enhance over time and he claims that right now is an “extraordinary time to be a woman”. Though there is still room for improvement on women 's rights, our country has made great progress in the act of women’s rights, according to Obama. During his presidency, he admits that he was working on creating policies to further the equality of women and their rights.
Who was Elizabeth Cady Stanton? Stanton was a radical reformer for women's rights, many people may not know who she was or what significance she held for women today. In the book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Women’s Rights by Lois W. Banner, the reader gets to learn more about her, her family and what her importance was from 1815 to 1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York.
Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated for the Supreme Court, gave a speech to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her work experience as a judge and her outlook on education. Sotomayor speaks about her experinces as a judge, along with the hard work she put into her education that earned her scholarships into two Ivy League schools. Sotomayor’s purpose is to seek the support from the Senate Judiciary Committee by giving an image to show she is eligible to be in the Supreme Court. Sotomayor supports her purpose with her background story about her education and her occupations as a judge. Sotomayor uses rhetorical appeals and a grateful tone to persuade the committee she is an applicable candidate to be in the Supreme Court.
Alice Paul was raised and also taught, by her parents, that women and men are both equal. She grew up to be a caseworker in London which led her to realizing the struggles of women’s rights. She wanted to do something about how women did not have the ability to vote so she joined England’s suffragists. Which led to Alice to learn how to generate publicity. The knowledge Alice gained from being an activist was through arrests, force feedings, imprisonments, and hunger strikes.
Dolley had created a semi-public office as well as a unique role for herself and those who would follow her in the White House.” This reveals Mrs.Madison set the precedent of helping the country and being there for her husband. Instead of following in the footsteps of the other first ladies, she created her own path to walk on. When Madison was in trouble, she was there for him. When Madison needed advice, she was there for him.
Abigail Adams was extremely influential to the nation’s beginnings due to her drive to push certain decisions and debates through the status of her husband. She found the issues of women’s rights and slavery while also finding local politics to be important. As the wife of a president, Abigail Adams was able to use her status in a way to push and bring to life her political agenda. Abigail Adams was able to provide her husband with information and insights of the political situation in Boston during his decade long trip through numerous letters that had been exchanged for so long. Her letters regarding the political situation “included commentary on the American struggle for independence and the political structure of the new republic.”
Gender roles within the society, of the time, were sort of in a transition with the new decade of the 20’s. Gender roles are defined as the role or behavior learned by a person as appropriate to their gender, determined by the prevailing cultural norms. On example of gender roles is women not being able to vote because their primary jobs were to stay at home and tend to the house and children, which in most cases meant that parents would send boys to school over the girls because girls wouldn't get real jobs. Therefore men thought women were uneducated and believed they didn't deserve voting rights. In the contrary, “15 states had extended equal voting rights to women, and the amendment was formally supported by both parties and by the president, Woodrow Wilson” (Nineteenth Amendment).
Furthermore, it raises interesting debate questions such as if it was right to let Sykes die. In addition, I love it for its symbols and the fact that despite it not being how I expected, the protagonist Delia will be able to thrive and continue her life without the poisonous snake that is Sykes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Shulamith Firestone Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an abolitionist and most importantly, the leading suffragist of the women’s rights movement in America was born on November 1815 in Johnstown, New York. Her father was an important Federalist attorney who introduced her to the law and gave her the proper exposure to social and legal activism which allowed Stanton to realize, from a young age, how unjustly the law favored men over women. This early understanding of the discrimination between the sexes helped her set the course to advocating for women’s rights which Stanton was to travel the duration of her life. Stanton was one of the few surviving children of her parent’s marriage. Grieving, her mother fell into depression and her father wholly immersed himself into
Her mother knew this as well in saying “Mama always said barefoot and pregnant was not my style. She knew. ”(3) Taylor was not one to be content with being a man’s housewife. Her strong trait of independence was realized and taking action.
When I did the interview to Miss. Zuleth Lucero I learned that she wanted to go to law school but when she walked into her first law political science class she was discouraged because of her gender and race. Zuleth’s comment made me realize that many women in America are probably in the same situation as her. What I also learned found in this interview is that Miss. Lucero is well educated women whose dreams were shaped because she was discouraged when she realized that she was not going to be able to do well in Law school.
She reinforces her idea of her role in society and attached to the meaning of democratic society. Immigrating to America, Ruggles from “Ruggles of Red Gap”, like the women in Jewish society first experienced equality. Jewish women and Ruggle felt the significance of self worthiness after experiencing equal opportunity. Tradition eastern European
Suffrage means to have the right to vote in political elections. This concept is an ideal meaning for women throughout history, especially for the women population between late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Women suffrage commenced at the Seneca Falls, which later on had escalated to Unions, then led to the 15th and 19th amendment. Of course, the men of that time had belittled the women who believed that they were more than merely the traditional mothers and wives. Although, suffrage is not only just for females, but to the Black population too; both males and females.
“Well, Well, How the Tables Have Turned” Rarely does a disadvantage morph into an advantage, but when the unusual transformation occurs, one skyrockets from the depths of adversity to the summit of opportunity. In order to be among the lucky few positively affected by such a drastic reformation, certain uncontrollable factors, such as being born in the right era, must align. Being born in the right time not only grants one certain opportunities, but it can also reward those who seize the opportunities presented. However, in order for a detriment to transform into a benefit, one must first recognize and work to overcome the hindrance, or in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s case, her three disadvantages. In 1959, even after graduating from Columbia Law at the top of her class, Ruth Bader Ginsburg couldn’t get a job because of certain
To think back in the old days, when women were struggling get right to vote and when Susan B. Anthony was active giving speeches, she made a great speech to hear us all. At that time, men were controlled. Startlingly, she says “Friends and fellow-citizens.” This is because she was trying to introduce an important topic of her main argument. Then she says, “I stand before you tonight under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last Presidential election, without having lawful right to vote.”